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DOTTIEJANE1
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4/7/11 10:41 A

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Aldi's fit and active brand is a choice i always make . Our new store will be opening on the 13 the of the month .The new store is just up the street I AM SO GLAD .


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BABYCAKES1984
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I love Aldi's produce and Fit & Active brand. Their meat is good too. The Fit & Active ice sandwiches are really good too.




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2/25/10 8:48 A

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My daughter loves the Aldi brownie mix. She takes boxes and boxed with her to college and all her friends want the recipe! LOL

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. -Beverly Sills


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SARAHG54
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I tend to use generics IF they have the same product available. Sometimes I splurge on brand names if there's a new feature that I love.

For instance, I recently switched to Aldi's deodorant (when they started offering a scent other than Baby Powder - I hate Baby Powder!) from Suave. It seems to flake more and leave white marks on my clothes. I guess I got spoiled by the invisible kinds, I'll probably be switching back when my current supply runs out, and wait for Aldi's to offer the invisible kind.

I also am switching to Aldi's maxi pads now that they have the thin maxis; I can't make myself wear the bulky ones anymore!

Basically, the brand means pretty much nothing to me; I look for the features of the product and decide if the differences are worth paying more for.

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most companies make both name brand and sub brands the product is still the same just different label


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A lot of Aldi's products are made by the name brand companies.

A few that I know of:

Frozen skillet meals are Birds' Eye Voila
Cereal is General Mills (hence, Millville)
Cheese is Sargento
Frozen turkey mignon is Schwann's

And I'm sure there are many, many others...

~Kari~


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6/28/08 9:21 P

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it's a shame, but a lot of stores' produce is better than walmart. i worked at walmart and at the end of my shift I would shop there for everything except meat (too expensive) and produce (lower quality).

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.


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6/14/08 9:57 P

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lol, yes i am definately the same.



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The one thing I'm resistant to changing to generic is
definitely toilet tissue! Been there, done that, hated
it!!

Sandy

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Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching and NEVER fry bacon naked!

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
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IRNWKRSWIFE
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Which Items have you found you can easily switch to generic, and which ones are you resistant to change?

Myself, I have always bought the sub brands on Milk, and "most" dairy, except for my cheese.

(I worked for Pevely Dairy, and i know for a fact that the milk is all the same, the only thing we changed was the labels, same for cottage cheeses and sour creams)

Can goods, always generic. But most cleaning supplies, i stick with name brands. Like dish soaps and laundry soaps, as well as hair care and bathing supplies.

I love the "wheat" crackers from Aldi's, and i will not buy produce any where else unless it's from a farmers market. Their produce has always been better to me than Walmart.





 
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